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Chelsea make major contract breakthrough as six-year deal agreed amid Brighton & Liverpool interest



Chelsea have reached an agreement with defender Levi Colwill over a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old has agreed a new six-year deal taking his deal to June 2029, as reported by David Ornstein of The Athletic.

Colwill is yet to put pen to paper to finalise the new deal, which will be seen as a huge coup for Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino, with the England Under-21 international tipped to become one of England and Chelsea’s greatest centre-backs.

“He is going to continue with us,” Pochettino confirmed earlier this month on Colwill’s future in west London amid interest from Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool.

“I am happy with him, his performance was good today, better than what I expected because it is only the first game with us after the season with Brighton. I am so happy, he can be one of the greatest centre-backs in England.”

Colwill was wanted by Brighton, where he spent the 2022/23 season on loan, however Chelsea were adamant he was not for sale.

He joined up late to Chelsea’s pre-season following Under-21 European Championship triumph with England in June, but has got back up to speed under new boss Pochettino who has high hopes for the defender.

Colwill will be among the current defensive options of Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana (currently recovering from injury), Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah, who is reportedly ready to leave Chelsea following the agreed £38.6 million deal to sign Axel Disasi from AS Monaco.